Rich, creamy, and flavorful avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving including potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin K and fiber.
They can be stored in the refrigerator, unpeeled, for up to two weeks. The flesh of the avocado quickly begins to darken when exposed to the air, so it is important to work quickly with the meat once the avocado is cut.
Avocados are used not only in salads and the ever popular guacamole, but also in breads, desserts, and main dishes. Both green and dried leaves can be used for wrapping tamales, or seasoning for barbecues and stews.